The Native Americans were referred to as heathens by the early Christian settlers of this country. But in many respects they were closer to their God than many of those Christians, because they saw themselves as a part of nature, not separate from it.
Seeing oneself in this light there is the realization that everything we see, smell, and touch is God manifest so that must include us. So when JC said “I am the son of God.” What if he meant we are all sons or children of God? Then his statement, “The only way to the Father is through the Son” takes on a whole different meaning. The only way to God is through ourselves.
This is just this one man's heathen point of view.